It's just been reported that an ammo depot, at Camp Al-Saqr, in southern Baghdad (near Dorah) is on fire! The cause of the fire was not immediately known, said Lt. Col, Christopher C. Garver, a military spokesman. Blasts have been going on in the heavily industrial area for at least 30 minutes. The incident began around 10:00pm Baghdad time. There are NO immediate reports of casualties. The military says that all coalition forces and workers have been evacuated from the base.
Explosions from detonating tank and artillery ordnance and small-arms ammunition stored at the site went off for hours afterward. Large flames and smoke rose from the region, and flashes from the blasts and showers of sparks were visible on the horizon visible several kilometers (miles) away in central Baghdad, where the force of the blasts could be felt. The blasts came at time sporadically, at times in rapid succession, lasting into the night.
We hope all is well, but pray for the soldiers at that base. Details are sketchy, so stay tuned to The Sope-Bocks and your favorite news program.
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